verb (used with object), no·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of notify
Examples from the Web for notify
At least some people had seen the posting and failed to notify the authorities, hopefully because they had not taken it seriously.
They came into the country and they failed to notify the FBI.
Brown did not notify Sclove of when specifically Kopin would be leaving campus.
And when the database flags a conflict, the court must notify the judge.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer|Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He always has the courtesy to notify in advance, even if we choose not to listen.Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame|Michael Weiss|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who had fainted, never forgave him for his failure to notify them of what was to happen.The Story of a Life|J. Breckenridge Ellis
Prussia will abstain from hostilities for five days, during which Austria will have to notify acceptance of preliminaries.The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph|Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
We can notify them when we come back—that is, if we are unsuccessful.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
Left alone, Mlle. Gilberte had but one thought,—to notify M. de Tregars, and obtain word from him.Other People's Money|Emile Gaboriau
The waiter received orders to notify me when they sent for a cab.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for notify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for notify
Word Origin and History for notify
late 14c., from Old French notefiier "make known, inform, apprise" (13c.), from Latin notificare "to make known, notify," from Latin notus "known" (see notice (n.)) + root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Related: Notified; notifying.